Category Archives: Criminal

Criminal Records for College Students

At any stage in life, a criminal conviction can carry serious implications. For students, especially those in college, the implications can be magnified. One primary concern is continued enrollment at your college or university. Most schools have good behavior provisions… Read Full Article »

Don’t be breaking the law when you are breaking the law

Here’s the situation: Felon Fred and his wife Wilma are fishing without a license in a pond situated on private property. (They trespassed to get to the pond.) Fred also decided it would be a great idea to have a… Read Full Article »

Traffic tickets: the good, the bad, and the ugly

So you get pulled over by law enforcement—the highway patrol, a municipality officer, or even a sheriff’s deputy—and the nice officer issues a traffic citation and summons for a traffic violation. Traffic violations include ones issued for speeding, following too… Read Full Article »

When to talk, when to not

You are a law-abiding citizen and have never interacted with the police except on television with programs like Kojak, Hawaii Five-O and Miami Vice (or for you younger folks, all of the CSI locations, the new Hawaii Five-O and Mike… Read Full Article »

Christmas Lessons on the Castle Doctrine from Ralphie and Ol’ Blue

We have all seen the movie “A Christmas Story,” written and directed by Bob Clark and Jean Shepherd and released in 1983 just in time for Thanksgiving. I remember the Red Ryder BB gun especially that Ralphie, played by Peter Billingsley—and… Read Full Article »

Can the police search your house or car without a search warrant?

The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution is a very powerful thing, a liberty and a right that each of us possess. The 4th Amendment reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and… Read Full Article »

A Flat Tire on the Way to Grandmas? Protect Yourself This Holiday Season.

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house you go! It’s winter and the first snow has turned into a blizzard. You were looking forward to these most honored traditions, the bright lights and sounds and smells of… Read Full Article »

Let Us Remember What It Means to Wear Blue

Never has it been more important to be a police officer. Or more dangerous. Recently officers have been brutally shot and killed in Dallas, Baton Rouge and San Diego. These executions are covered by the news media for a while…. Read Full Article »

To Talk or Not To Talk: That is the Question.

On so many occasions I have future clients appear at my doorstep to consult with me about a criminal matter in which the police have been involved and have asked them questions regarding the case. We all know the police… Read Full Article »